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Mary Cris Doll


Mary Cris Doll


Mary Cris Doll made of papier-mâché or cardboard. It is attributed to the doll named Mary Cris.

This doll arrived with some flaking in the fingers have been reconstructed leaving it impeccable. The eyes are original and pendulous. The wig has been placed. It measures about 46 cm.

Mary Cris Doll

Mary Cris doll leaves the Florido workshops. With the manufacture of the Mariquita  Perez began to manufacture a series of painted papier-mâché dolls, with natural hair wigs and glass eyes.

The Mary Cris doll, the Mariquita Perez doll with great resemblance.

It was born between 1945 and 1947. It is a doll that is not marked, but the characteristic features of the Florido manufacturer can be distinguished: hands, legs, features or makeup.

His body is somewhat slimmer than Mariquita’s. It does not remove crybaby and super waist contour are about 20 cm and a height of approximately 45 cm.

There are some models with articulations and voice mechanisms, as well as mechanical walkers. Mary Cris accompanies the dogs Niky and Chutty.

Some dolls that are not marked including Mary Cris, Pierina or Maricela. Many times sum number is used erroneously as a wildcard baptizing Other dolls without identifying or at least without a known name.

In many cases the sum number is used incorrectly, changing the fear Maricris or Mari Cris, but the confirmation number is MARY CRIS.

The Stone papier-maché Dolls

The manufacture of dolls in Spain was created in the first workshop in 1878 by Ramon Mira Vides. These industrial workshops were centralized in the town of Onil. Its terrisaire tradition allowed the creation of the first dolls, of artisan character, began to be conceived as an industrial product.


These first dolls created by Ramon Mira were made of baked clay. Due to the fragility of the material an improvement process was started in search of other materials. Papier-Maché Doll

Novelties will be created such as movable eyes, instead of painted, the incorporation of the weeper, which allowed to make a sound that was identified with the cry or the words “Mama” and also the stylization of arms and legs.

Over time, the materials changed to the use of the so-called stone cardboard.

The wrists had joints in their limbs, which were joined with elastic cords. This procedure of the cardboard, worked with the bulk was vital for the increase of the production.Papier-Maché Doll

During the 1940s in Spain it was the great absolute empire of the stone cardboard doll. Not only the popular Pepona that was made of this material, although its appearance was rougher, because it was less worked and polished; but also the most luxurious dolls. The stone cardboard doll lasted its manufacture until the arrival of plastic during the second half of the fifties. The use of plastic was introduced regularly from the sixties.

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